ITU triathlon heads to Hamburg this weekend for 10th year of racing
Posted Jul 18 2012 7:57pm
Hamburg, Germany - ITU triathlon returns to Hamburg for the 10th year in a row this year, as a host of London-bound athletes get ready for a fast and furious sprint in their final pre-games preparation. However it's not all about Olympics fever, as this race marks the second half of this year's WTS series.
With only Stockholm, Yokohama and the Auckland Grand Final to come, the battle for world title points is starting to get serious. Hamburg has hosted a World Cup event since 2002, and the ITU World Championships in 2007, before coming on board as in the first year of the ITU World Triathlon Series in 2009.
About the race:
Hamburg has hosted a World Cup event since 2002, and the ITU World Championships in 2007, before coming on board as in the first year of the ITU World Triathlon Series in 2009. The entire centre of the city shuts down for triathlon weekend as 10,000 age-group athletes race on the same venue as the elites, diving into the River Alster before biking and running through the heart of the city. Hamburg is always an athlete and fan favourite, as crowds turn out in thousands to create an amazing atmosphere. It's the second largest city in Germany, behind Berlin, with a population of 1.8-million.